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Burkea africana Hook.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Hooker's Icon. Pl. 6: tt. 593, 594 (1843)  
Information on the genus : Burkea
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Burkea africana var. andongensis Oliv.
=Burkea africana var. cordata Welw. ex Oliv.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 4-20 m; branchlets often rather stout, knotted; young branches reddish-tomentose; crown much branched, sometimes very near the ground; flowers in pendulous spikes to 30 cm long, crowded with the leaves at the ends of the branchlets.
  see more in the book
Ecology : Widespread except for the forest regions and Ethiopia, Somalia; several types of woodlands; open forests; on sands, sandy soils, sandstones; scattered or in small patches often on rocky hills; also dominant or co-dominant at edges of dambos; etc...
  ?Congo-Brazzaville. - Botswana, S. Africa, Namibia.
  MIPRO, H. & al. (2002). L'utilisation de Burkea africana Hook. (Caesalpiniaceae) par les populations d'éléphants (Loxodonta africana Blumenbach) dans le ranch de gibier de Nazinga (Burkina Faso). [see more in the book]

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 209-211
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 210
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 237 (1937).
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 38: t.1505 (1967).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 94 (1985).

Bibliography other :
  • Sukhorukov A.P., S.Martín-Bravo & al. (2016). Chorological and taxonomic notes on African plants Bot. Letters 163(4): 419
 
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 61746
 
Record n°61746
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